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Sathiel Profeta Ramos’ artistic photography at DAAS Gallery

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In the month of June, DAAS Co-Op Art Gallery & Gifts is showcasing the art of photographer Sathiel Profeta Ramos.
The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, June 3 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in conjunction with the monthly Fort Myers Art Walk. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, June 26.
The collection on display, from the L’ Atelier Sathiel series, is an exploration of the male human form. These tasteful nudes represent a perspective rarely exhibited in our area. The artist aligns with the vision of the venue, which has historically pushed the boundaries with daring exhibitions, such as the group show Skin (2009 and 2011) and The Duality of Man by Spencer Elles in 2021. Profeta Ramos wants to celebrate the freedom of acceptance and pride, coinciding with local LGBTQA+ community celebrations of equality and acceptance.
Originally from Manila, Philippines, Sathiel Profeta Ramos started dreaming to be a photographer at the age of 8, while attending a local convent. He always aspired to travel the world. He discovered his love for photography, being his first assignment the Afterglow 99 – his own college yearbook as the class photo editor.
Right after college he opened his own portrait salon studio in his hometown. He travelled intensively through 70 countries for two decades, later becoming a freelance travel photojournalist. He lived in Europe for 5 years, later moving to the United States due to the European Crisis in Greece. Amidst the pandemic, dealing with a lot of losses and health issues in 2020, he formed a male erotic art group called Human Perspective 33990, as his scapegoat for his depression and fears. Today the group is expanding numbers of active male models around the U.S., while extending his affiliation through Europe and Asia.
Art lovers, collectors and enthusiasts are invited to meet the artist during the Fort Myers Art Walk reception June 3.
DAAS Co-Op Art Gallery & Gifts is located at 1815 Fowler St. in the Butterfly Estates complex in Fort Myers. The gallery’s business hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More information about the gallery can be found at www.daascoop.com or by calling 239-590-8645.

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